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From Steam Engines to Nuclear Fusion : Discovering Energy

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-01
  • Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
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This series looks at developments, inventions and discoveries in science and how a discovery or invention by one individual acn lead to a series of discoveries by others and even a chain of scientific breakthroughs. Each book charts a few connected developments in the particular field of science from first discoveries through to current applications.

Author Biography

The author, Dr. Carol Ballard, is a qualified science teacher who now works as a full-time author and educational consultant. She has written many science books for children, as well as textbooks and teachers' materials. The consultant, Dr. Mike Goldsmith, studied astronomy at Keele University in the United Kingdom and writes children's books on the history of science and invention.

Table of Contents

What Is Energy?p. 4
The Power of Steamp. 8
Discovering Electricityp. 14
Linking Ideas About Energyp. 24
Electricity from Steamp. 32
Energy Sciencep. 38
Energy from Atomsp. 46
New Ideas About Energyp. 52
Timelinep. 56
Biographiesp. 58
Glossaryp. 60
Further Resourcesp. 62
Indexp. 63
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